Interview with a Typographer

While I attended school for Graphic Design I met quite a few unique characters with an array of design talents. Milton Rosado’s skills with typography always dazzled me. I was blown away to find out that not only did Milton draw his own letter forms but he vectored them to make them into digital fonts! [...]

Dive into Splash Page Motion Graphics

We recently featured local gallery and vintage boutique, ArtPool, in the GBDB Design blog. This got me thinking about an old school assignment. I was assigned a group project that involved re-designing the website of a local business and my group of 3 students chose to redesign the ArtPool website. We chose their website because we saw an opportunity [...]

How to stay motivated when working from home

Its easy enough to spot the pros of working from home, but those of us who actually do it day in and day out know how challenging it can be as well. Working from home requires discipline and motivation. Here are five tips to help you stay on track: Separate work from home – This [...]

How typography influences you

Have you ever been fascinated by a street sign or a city map? Once I became a graphic designer I became so much more aware of all the typography around me. Type is one of the major visual entities that bombard us day by day. So much of it is ignored or once glanced at [...]

February 8, 2011 – What was your favorite Superbowl Ad?

There were quite a few good (and funny) commercials during the Superbowl but the X Factor Teaser commercial from Fox caught my attention from a design perspective. I admit, I don’t know much about putting a video together and so I found myself immediately mesmorized trying to figure out how they made this happen! I’ll [...]

January 25, 2010 – What’s in Your Backyard?

This was one of Good Dog/Bad Dog Creative Design’s (GDBD Design) favorite projects. Located in Ruskin, Backyard Produce was a produce stand aimed at providing customers with the freshest, best tasting fruits and vegetables. They were formed to celebrate the diversity of foods that are produced here in the Tampa Bay area. GDBD helped them [...]

January 24, 2011 – You’ll Flip!

I like hamburgers… I love to watch Top Chef… and creative website designs makes me happy…. So I “flipped” when I discovered the website of Atlanta based restaurant, Flip Burger. Top Chef runner up, and Flip Burger creative director, Richard Blais has found a way to create delicious, untraditional/modern, hamburgers, while bold colors and playful [...]

January 17, 2011 – ? of the Day

I’ve seen a lot of daily questions posted on facebook and twitter pages, but I love the way Etsy’s question of the day is unique. Instead of typing out the question, someone on the Etsy staff writes it on a quotation shaped chalkboard and posts the photo. Now that’s thinking outside of… the bubble.

December 13, 2010 – Customer Appreciation

I was talking to my good friend Meredith tonight and she was saying how much she enjoyed reading our “creative” blogs - so this post is dedicated to her! A few days ago she forwarded me this awesome website that I wanted to share. For anyone who’s a DIY’er (like myself), you’ll enjoy exploring Instructables.com. Take [...]

December 8, 2010 – Bored to Death?

This is one of my new favorite shows. It’s extremely funny but one of my favorite parts is the opening, animated, introduction. Haven’t seen it before? Here’s your chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPSb8yFGZ-E To learn more about the show, take a look at their official homepage on HBO.com.